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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Public invited to ‘Our Best for You’ community health event

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Health will unveil its newest community wellness initiative — and host a health fair featuring animal-assisted therapy teams, free health screenings, a walk-through giant colon exhibit, light hors d’oeuvres and much, much more — on Oct. 19 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in downtown St. Cloud.

The activities begin with exhibits and screenings from 2 to 3:30 p.m. CentraCare’s leaders will discuss how partnerships create healthy communities and answer questions from the audience from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Exhibits and screenings will resume from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to win prizes such as a spa package and a YMCA membership.

Two keynote presentations round out the day:

  • 5:15 to 6 p.m.: Eating Green with Gusto, presented by David Kroska, MD, CentraCare Clinic physician and avid gardener. Dr. Kroska will discuss preserving your health by eating healthful produce year-round; and he will share recipes for flavorful vegetables.
  • 6:15 to 7 p.m.: Stretching Your Minutes, presented by Audra Zastrow, PT, DPT, CLT, CentraCare Health – Long Prairie. Learn how to fit mini-exercises and stretches into your commute, workday and evening routine to stay flexible and reduce stress.

All attendees who RSVP by Oct. 12 will receive a free gift tote. RSVP online at or by phone at 320-251-2700, ext. 54100.